When used in a garment, Ecodown Fibers Genius allows the fibers to intertwine, creating an even and stable layer of insulation. The Milan-based producer and marketer of thermal insulation for apparel said this specially engineered structure of fibers minimizes cold spots and clumping.
Thermore researchers defined the product as a hybrid between free fibers and rolled insulation, bridging the gap between the two products. The new construction also boosts durability and can be blown in baffles, panels or hand stuffed.
Thermore noted that Ecodown Fibers Genius can also be used with custom patterns and squares. The company said perhaps its best feature is that its engineering makes it “the only free fiber solution so durable that it becomes up to 10 percent warmer after washing.”
“It’s the Swiss army knife of free fiber products and allows for unlimited designs,” Thermore said.
The company has also expanded its offering to include Ecodown Fibers 2.0, a super puffy blown fiber product suitable for wider baffle widths. It offers high loft and strong visuals and Thermore’s proprietary technology regulates the warmth and avoids over-heating, keeping users comfortable.
On the opposite side of the spectrum, Thermore has launched Ecodown Fibers Light, which delivers an extremely soft and ultra-light free fiber insulation that is 20 percent warmer than comparable products. Ecodown Fibers Light is also highly packable, which makes it ideal for people on the go. The line is also designed to be resistant to clumping and is made of 100 percent recycled fibers from PET bottles.
Through its global sales network and its productions in the Far East and in Europe, Thermore caters to top brands in the outerwear industry. Among the first companies to introduce a sustainable insulation in the 1980s, Theremore is now focused on eco-friendly innovation, mostly using polyester fibers recycled from PET bottles.